Independent financial services company, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has been awarded a place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies for the eighth time, taking 42nd place in the 2019 awards, held at London’s Battersea Evolution on 21 February.
It is BFS’s sixth consecutive Best Companies to Work For award and six places higher than its 2018 ranking of 48th.
BFS supports more than 7,000 businesses in the UK and more than 10,500 worldwide. The Banbury-headquartered business has more than 40 operations globally, with 19 local offices in the UK.
In the past year, BFS provided upwards of £3.4bn to UK SMEs, helping them to grow and thrive.
David Postings, Global Chief Executive for Bibby Financial Services, said: “Being a great place to work is a key pillar of our strategy so being recognised amongst the UK’s top employers for the eighth time is a massive achievement.”
The list is compiled for the Sunday Times by Best Companies and businesses are ranked on criteria including charitable giving, personal development and employee well-being. This is the eighth time overall and sixth consecutive occasion BFS has featured in the top 100 companies.
David Postings continued: “We know that by having dedicated and engaged colleagues, we provide excellent service to our clients and contribute positively to the communities in which we work.
“Attracting, retaining and retaining industry-leading talent is therefore critical to our success and the Sunday Times Best Companies awards demonstrates that our strategy is working.
“This award is testament to our colleagues, not just in the UK, but across the world for their continued hard-work and commitment.”
Over the past year, BFS colleagues contributed more than £120,000 to charity, including match-funding from parent company, the Bibby Line Group.